Explosive! Funny! Gut-Wrenching! Thought Provoking! Tour de force! These are all adjectives used to describe the amazing artistry of actor Daniel Beaty . I had the pleasure of being his guest for the opening night performance of his incredible one man show "EMERGENCE-SEE" at the Rialto Center in Atlanta. In 90 minutes Daniel takes the audience on a journey portraying over 40 different characters without a sip of water or an intermission.
The action takes place on a slave ship that appears out of nowhere in front of the statue of liberty in New York. Daniel intertwines history, humor, slam poetry and the human condition in a one man effort that soars.
Trained at Yale University and The American Conservatory Theater, his perfect diction, smooth transitions, and powerful delivery is a testament to his years of training . I would not be surprised to hear about the Broadway debut of this extremely talented young man. With all of the movies turned musicals on Broadway, the great white way could benefit from the originality of "EMERGENCE-SEE" and the real-ness of it's creator Mr. Daniel Beaty.
After the show we had a chance to celebrate Daniel's opening performance with my friend Khalid and the staff of True Colors Theatre Company . Daniel has a few more shows left so if you're in Atlanta make sure you pick up a ticket to see his show, you won't be dissapointed.
January 18- 21
The Rialto Center at Georgia State
80 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303.
EVERY SEAT, EVERY SHOW, $15
Box office phone: 404-651-4727
February 2nd and 3rd at 8pm.
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
Box office phone: 202.488.3300
State of the Union
700 Emancipation Dr. Hampton, VA 23668
Or call 213.694.1883